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Take on a Challenge for Newport Mind

Physical activity is proven to help improve low mood and other mental health problems.

So why not take up an active challenge and fundraise for Newport Mind at the same time?

An active challenge, such as running, walking, hiking or cycling, is a great way to keep active, raise money and improve awareness in your local community. It can be hard work, but it can also be great fun! Plus, we'll give you all the support you need, and help you to promote your event or challenge. 

If you're planning a challenge, or you'd like to talk through an idea with us, get in touch by emailing

Not sure where to start? Sign up to receive our newsletter and we'll send you monthly ideas and updates about our work. 

Sign up for one of our charity places

We're currently looking for participants for the following active challenges. By signing up with Newport Mind, you can often get a free or discounted charity place, depending on the event. 

Newport Marathon 2019 (Sunday 5 May 2019)

In 2018, our marathon team raised over £10,000 for Newport Mind!

We are planning to enter a team again in 2019 - if you are interested in taking part, email to register your interest and receive more information nearer the time. 


TrekFest Beacons 2019 (Saturday 6 July 2019)

Discover the stunning Brecon Beacons and raise money for Newport Mind at the same time!

The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of stunning scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains. This incredible mountain range runs through the centre of South Wales and is a training ground of the SAS – it will test you to your limits with challenging climbs and steep descents. Both the 25km and 50km routes venture to the summit of Pen Y Fan – the highest peak in southern Britain. 

Register here (Select Newport Mind in the drop-down box when asked to choose a charity)


Fundraise for your own active challenge with Virgin Money Giving

Got an idea of an active challenge, and want to fundraise for us?

By using Virgin Money Giving, your friends and family can make a donation directly to us, and you can keep track of your progress on your very own fundraising page. 

Click on the link above to set up your page and get started. Don't forget to search for "Newport Mind" when selecting your charity, so that 100% of the proceeds can be spent on projects locally in Newport.